IMPACT

Category: Maintenance

Maintenance
2016 January Can it Wait?

With the economy moving back toward a more robust state, building administrators are still looking for ways to save money in an increasingly competitive real estate market. It’s no surprise to hear that co-op and condo boards sometime…

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2015 December Removing Snow & Ice

The contractors who helped dig out the region’s condo properties last winter agree on one thing—the associations that were ‘rescued’ first were the ones that had solid relationships with their snow and ice removal co…

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2015 November Inside a Building’s Anatomy

If you think about it, a multifamily building isn’t that much different than the human body. Both house important complex operating systems and organ-like pieces of vital equipment, both take in fuel and produce waste, and both requir…

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2015 November A Look at Elevator Maintenance

Building amenities such as elevator systems are sometimes taken for granted. What goes up, after all, must come down, and vice versa, right? But elevators are not just for convenience and awkward silent moments, they also accommodate reside…

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2015 November Keeping the Outside Safe

Exteriors of buildings, including condo and HOA buildings, aren’t always smooth brick walls. There are all sorts of indentations and protrusions, from terraces to stonework to cornices. There are also items that are not part of the bu…

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2015 November Vetting Your Professionals

There is always work to be done on a building, whether it’s a simple lobby repair or a major capital improvement, but finding the right contractor for the job takes some work. If the vetting process is not done properly, the results c…

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2015 November Maintenance Tips for Buildings

Some buildings have lush reserve funds and the most pressing challenge in building maintenance involves new balustrades or landmark accents.  But for most co-op and condo managers in New York, building maintenance is less predictable.…

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2015 November Don’t Get Your Building into Hot Water

When it comes to reducing energy costs in most buildings, the space heating system garners the lion’s share of attention. The performance of the hot water system is rarely considered until there is a complaint. And yet, water heating …

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